ethylene chlorohydrinmedical dictionary

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2-chloroethanol. Used as a solvent, in the manufacture of insecticide, and for treating sweet potatoes before planting. May cause nausea, vomiting, pains in head and chest, stupefaction. Irritates mucous membranes and causes kidney and liver degeneration.

Chemical name: Ethanol, 2-chloro-

(12 Dec 1998)